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Latest posts by Clarington

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:58

Verdun - the thing is the women especially at schools may be bad but they don't cause (it seems) the crashes or statistics (I have a special hatred for school drop offs).



Posted: 16/05/2015 at 07:55

Morning all. Just nipping in before its back to work.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:05

I'm not a nice person Verdun. You loose all niceness when you drive an eight foot wide vehicle down roads that people in their five foot wide cars think are designed more for parking than for letting other vehicles through.

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:36

As a female driver who often drives 16 geared fire engines I would like it to be said that I don't think there's such a thing as women being better than men or something BUT

that less women drive like idiots than men.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 07:23

Happy Friday everyone. Be awesome! 

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 19:36

People don't like change. You'd be amazed how stubborn people are and indeed blind to the positives simply because "its always been that way".

Repair the fence, put up sign-age reminding them that it is private property, inform the local police community support officer (it is criminal damage after all and you wouldn't let them get away doing that to your house so why lay back and let them do it to your garden?) Be prepared to have to fight for it. 


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:11

Evening all.

Partner is working late and poor puppy knows that until Daddy comes home he doesn't stand a chance of food (which is normally 19:00 an hour after he gets home) - he's wandering between his bowl and the front door poor little thing!

I hope you've all got a nice evening planned!


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:58

Congratulations Edd!

Wonderful school group in yesterday and today I'm meeting with the RNLI who hopefully will help me run some summer safety activities. Varied life!

I don't think we got a frost here. I need to jiggle a few things around in the greenhouse tonight and pot up my tomatoes - then pester my other half that my birthday is only a few weeks away and I did ask for help in the garden. That second green house woukd be really useful!

I rotavated couchgrass!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:07

If you don't want to use chemicals, black plastic, or cardboard, can you devote enough time to keep going back to the allotment to weed it by hand AND keep on top of it?

What are your long term goals for this allotment? Have work / other commitments become any less demanding on your time that you can honestly say you'll be able to give yourself all the energy and efforts you need?

Or do you find someone to share the allotment with you? I'm sure the council will know if there's a waiting list of people who might be interested in a half plot.

I'm just thinking (since I know how quickly weeds take hold) that perhaps you might be better off using the black plastic and cardboard to TRY and suppress the areas you aren't working on straight away and break the plot into small patches to complete at a time.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:57

In between work, the dog, the house chores, and the other half all of my hobbies are tucked in a box awaiting my breaking a leg or something!

Unfortunately whenever I pull out my stitch work or a good book the dog gets interested and if the dog isn't in the way his lordship complains about the mess or that I'm being grumpy (aka quiet because I'm concentrating). 

Where do you all find time??

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